Kings Game at Dodger Stadium

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The Stadium Series game was awesome. The game was SO darn awful for the Kings fan cry, but it’s not every day that you get to watch a hockey game at an outdoor baseball field, at Dodger Stadium!

It was Pon Pon’s first hockey game and she did great! It was late for her (she’s usually in bed by 8:00 p.m. and the game didn’t start until 7:15 p.m.) but she was a good sport and loved interacting with fellow Kings fans! She even watched Kiss give powerful performances before the game and during the first intermission. She fell a sleep in my Boba baby sling for half of second and the entire third periods, which was good for her because those two periods were pretty painful to watch.

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Papa custom ordered the Stadium Series jersey for Pon Pon for this very occasion (no, the baby’s name is not Bailey lol, it’s the name of our favorite Mascot) but it was a little too big for her! Maybe next time!

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The Stanley Cup Parade and Rally!

In 2001, a friend took me to my first hockey game at Staple Center and I fell absolutely in love with the sport and the team! It wasn’t all roses for many years when there were way more losses than wins. There were so many empty promises and disappointments throughout the years, but the young core players started developing and we started to see the glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel, especially when we finally began making the push for playoffs.

I knew this year’s team was a true contender but I never, in my wildest dream, thought that we will be hoisting the Stanley Cup in June.eek But what do I know — we bulldozed over all the opponents we faced in the playoffs and broke a bunch of records along the way!  Talk about winning in style!

After watching the winning moments over and over again, reading about it on papers, watching the players appear on nightly talk shows (here, here, and here), and even cheering at the victory parade, I still feel like I’m dreaming. I think this feeling will last for a very long time.

You can see Bailey with the flag!

Glitters!

Even Magic sported the Black and White!

Inside the rally at Staple Center!

We were so happy to witness history!

Kerry, Carmela, and I took the metro from North Hollywood to Staple Center (while Kevin walked from his office).  We initially met up at the Universal City station but there were absolutely no places to park, so we drove 2 miles to the nearest NoHo stop.  There were no spaces there either but we got lucky and found spaces on the streets.  It was great to see a bunch of energetic Kings fan on the way, to start the celebration early!

I feel so lucky that my time off request was granted … I bet you 249,999 people that were at the parade this afternoon all played hooky from work!  lol

You can watch the entire footage of the rally here!

And special thanks to Carmela for finding us in the crowd (at around 36 minutes and 10 seconds into the video, during Brownie’s speech)! We got on TV, baby!